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NYX Butter Lipsticks Review & Swatches |Razzle, Licorice, Pops & Mary Janes

posted on: April 17, 2014

NYX Butter Lipsticks | Razzle Fiesta | Pops | Mary Janes | Licorice

This post has been a long time coming. I purchased  these NYX Butter Lipsticks (0.16 oz. 4.5 g $6.00) at least a month ago and I’m finally getting to writing this review.

Product Description (according to NYX):

  • What it is: Full coverage lipstick that feels like it melts onto the lips.
  • What it does: Adds a pop of color to lips.
  • Why we love it: This lightweight formula is non-sticky and deposits high impact color with just one stroke.
  • How to use: Apply directly on bare lips or over lip liner/primer for more pigmentation.

Pigmentation: A-

As you can see from the swatches below, these lipsticks are very pigmented. The color pay off is great.

Texture: A-

The texture of these things is amazing. They really do feel like butter on it  glides effortlessly across my lips. What I don’t like about the texture is that two of them have already broken. The orange one broke as soon as I took out of the package and slid it across my lips and “Mary Janes” broke as I was swatching it for this post. This probably has a lot to do with the humidity in The Bahamas, but at the same time, I have never had this problem with any of my other lipsticks….maybe its a little too buttery. I was actually quite pissed off at the fact that they broke. The orange was so messy that I ended up throwing it away. Despite this, they go on smoothly, with an even, opaque finish that I admire a lot.

Packaging: A-

The tube is the color of the lipstick, with a clear portion in the middle. The different colors make the lipstick appear more fun and playful. It’s easy to open and close and the cap has a snug fit, which means it won’t slip off easily in your purse or makeup bag. What I don’t like about the packaging is that the clear portion is easy stained by the lipstick, which is a little unsightly.

Price: A

These babies go for  $6.00, which I think is a very decent price for what is being offered. They can be purchased from nyxcosmetics.com, ulta.com, nordstrom.com, and nastygal.com. (See swatches below L-R)

  • Razzle is a bright fuchsia
  • Licorice is a deep burgundy
  • Pops is a mauve color
  • Mary Janes is a true red

NYX Butter Lipsticks | Razzle Fiesta | Licorice | Pops Mary | Janes NYX Butter Lipsticks | Razzle Fiesta | Licorice | Pops | Mary Janes

L-R: Razzle, Licorice, Pops, Mary Janes

I have amassed quite a few red lipsticks. Okay, I only have four. I just wanted to use the word amassed.

I wanted to show you all what “Mary Janes” looks like in relation to other popular red lipsticks. (L-R) Mary Janes, MAC Ruby Woo, Maybelline On Fire Red, Wet N Wild Stoplight Red.

Out of the five four, I would probably repurchase “Licorice,” and “Pops.” I’m a sucker of a dark lip and I love pinky nudes.

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NYX Mary Janes, MAC Ruby Woo, Maybelline On Fire Red, Wet n Wild Stoplight Red

NYX Butter Lipsticks | Razzle Fiesta | Pops | Mary Janes | Licorice |

If I Was Your Stylist | What to Wear When Running Errands

posted on: April 12, 2014

What to Wear When Running Errands | kyssmystyle.com

Skirt | Shirt | Shades | Handbag | Tennis | Lipstick 

Saturdays are for sleeping in…and running errands.

I’m lazy on Saturday mornings. It’s a sacrifice for me to get out of bed and actually do something.

When I’m going to to run errands, the most important thing is for me to feel comfortable. This is why I opt for clothing pieces such as maxi dresses. I just want to let all hang out and not worry about pulling anything up or down.

I’m intrigued by the maxi skirt/dress and converse look. Many have sported this trend, but if I recall correctly, the celebrity that made it popular is Rihanna. Rihanna is most definitely one of my favorite icons because she looks downright effortless.

You can pretty much find a black maxi skirt anywhere, but this one is from topshop.com. The side split adds a touch of sex appeal to the outfit. It’s also available in grey.

Pretty much any t-shirt will do, but a graphic t-shirt is ideal because it adds character to the outfit. I love the word “chic” and I love the French language (the little I know), so I added this t-shirt from riverisland.com.

The converse are from nordstrom.com. I think it’s best to go with white because it gives “clean” look and contrasts well with the black skirt.

I usually like to carry a decent sized bag out with me when running errands, so I chose this black bag from justfab.com. The shades from lulus.com are gorgeous, and the red lipstick by NARS is sure to complete the outfit (while complementing the red in the shirt).  There is no other makeup look more classic than a simple red lip. It’s a fact. Don’t argue with me. :)

I hope you like this outfit.

Good luck running your errands. May you encounter no red traffic lights, long lines, or poor customer service.

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If I Was Your Stylist | What to Wear on a Casual Date

posted on: April 9, 2014

What to wear on a casual lunch date | kyssmystyle.com

When going on a casual date with friends or a significant other, the first thing I want to be is comfortable.

This outfit was planned around the Ivanka Trump Carra Pump, which I just featured in a “Shoe Spotlight” post. The shoe screams spring!

To accentuate the royal blue in the pump, I added a royal blue pant from riverisland.com and to balance out the cream in the shoe, I went with a plain cream chiffon shirt from topshop.com.

To play off the black in the shoe, I added a black floppy hat from asos.com and a black and gold clutch from riverisland.com.

I think the hat adds a touch of spring to the fun the outfit. However, with it being black, it also adds a touch of class.

To play off of the gold accents on the clutch, I added a gold loop link bangle from baublebar.com.

Overall, this is a comfortable outfit that can easily be worn on many occasions, whether you’re kee-keeing with girlfriends or batting your eyelashes at your boo.

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